Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

A view of the Oriental Science Fiction Valley theme park at sunset, in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell/Files   GUIYANG, China, November 24 (Reuters) – Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China’s poorest provinces.   […]

YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids’ videos grow

YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids’ videos grow

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Ilustration/File Photo   November 23(Reuters) – YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it […]

Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., November 21 (AP) — A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water.   Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated that lines on some Martian slopes were signs of water currently on the planet. Instead, Arizona scientists report in Nature Geoscience that […]

Scientists predict bigger earthquakes in 2018

Washington, November 20 (IANS) The world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years due to periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation, scientists have warned.   There is a clear correlation between the speed of the earth’s rotation and global earthquake activity, said Roger Bilham of […]

NASA map shows how Earth changed in 20 years

NASA map shows how Earth changed in 20 years

Washington, November 19 (IANS) A new NASA map resulting from 20 years of observing “life” on our home planet has discovered long-term changes across continents and ocean basins.   The space-based view of life allows scientists to monitor crop, forest and fisheries health around the globe, NASA said.   Satellites measured land and ocean life […]

Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus

Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus

Graph of the symptoms of the Zika virus is seen behind of Colombia’s Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria (R) during a news conference on the Zika virus in Bogota, Colombia, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino   New York, November 17 (IANS) A medication used to prevent and treat malaria has the potential to fight the deadly […]

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